Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Back to Blogville

In the 10 days since I got home I have been catching up on the usual stuff: bills, laundry, and taxes, which I have to get to my accountant by the end of the week. Hahahaha.

On the other hand, I've scheduled some social activities for myself: Monday, lunch with my art group. Wednesday, a friend over for drinks and dinner.  Thursday, hopefully to the studio then to another friend's for dinner and to see the paintings she did while I was away.  

Today was a special treat: a day in New York with fellow blogger, Gunilla Borjesson from Sweden who is in New York with her two lovely daughters, seeing the sights.  We met, of course, at City Quilter, and I was astounded at how Gunilla managed to restrain herself and not buy out the whole store.  Here we are, waiting for the store to open.
I had fun looking at all the new fabrics but I, too, resisted.  I can't use what I already have:-(.  There were a couple that caught my eye, though.  Everything old is new again - this one is so mid-century modern that I expected it to be bark cloth.  Of course, there is nothing mid-century about the colors.

Here is a quilt Gunilla made recently.  I hope she won't mind if I post it here. I love the rhythm of the colors.
Afterwards, we had a delicious lunch at East of Eighth while Gunilla interviewed me for a beautiful Swedish quilt magazine.  We did quite a bit of walking and then she went to meet up with her daughters, as I headed for the bus terminal.  It was so much fun to meet Gunilla after having corresponded by email!  

On the way back to the bus, I snapped a few NY photos but they will have to wait for tomorrow.

3 comments:

Linda Hicks said...

Good "bark cloth" observation! And the color you bring back to the city! Welcome home, but the catching up may never end.

Eva said...

Love this quilt! The free arrangement of the strips in related colors or not -- just art.

Gunilla.B said...

Dear Rayna, it was so fun to meet you in NY!The Three of us are so content with our stay, want to go back of course!
Thanks for the lunch and for your time to meet me!
Hugs
Gunilla